I assigned an on-demand writing prompt that required my students to write a personal narrative. As I roamed the room, I saw mostly NO paragraphing and just a few essay-formatted narratives!! Therefore, I created this page to clear up the confusion and it worked wonders!
Get students to use multiple indents in their personal narratives because, YES, a personal narrative/autobiographical incident can be more than 3 to 5 paragraphs.
Students will define what a personal narrative is as defined by the teacher. There is a space for renaming them as autobiographical incidents or whatever else the teacher chooses. Next, they will brainstorm/list writing ideas/topics. Finally, they will brainstorm where paragraphs should be indented such as at a new setting/when the setting changes; when a new character is introduced or speaks, at dialogue, and when a new technique is used such as a flashback etc...all of the spaces are blank for the teacher's discretion.
Designed for multiple uses, multi-use. See my Facebook page, Reading Response Creations, for tips & comments about this and other products!!
Flexible use options:
-use to analyze a personal narrative
-use before and after writing a narrative
-use with whole class/small group
-use for re-teaching or remediation
It won't disappoint! Ask students to fill it out on their own before working together as a class-it will be eye-opening!
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